Superannuation Training

Garry Weaven Emerging Trustee Scholarship

Applications are now closed for 2019.

Garry Weaven is one of the architects of Australia’s superannuation system and a leading light of the industry superannuation and trade union movements. Whilst Assistant Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Garry helped develop the structure and encourage the establishment of many of the superannuation funds that today look after the retirement savings of over half of the workforce.

Garry was also the founder and Inaugural Chair of Industry Funds Management, now known as IFM Investors, a leading global provider of investment services to profit-to-member superannuation funds and like-minded investors across infrastructure, debt investments, listed equity and private equity.

In honour of Garry’s commitment to the interests of working people, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), and IFM Investors (IFM) are pleased to announce a new 12 month program for people interested in becoming a director in the $1.4 trillion profit-to-member superannuation sector.

Garry Weaven ASI 

The scholarship includes

There are 4 scholarships in total and they will provide a variety of knowledge and skills based training in getting you ready to become a director and board ready.

Some of the activities offered as part of the Garry Weaven Emerging Trustee Scholarship program include:

  • Attendance at the Harvard University Trustee Leadership Forum with ACTU delegation, being held at Harvard University, Cambridge, Boston, USA
  • Attendance at the ACTU Super Trustees Forum and Scholarship Graduation & ACTU Congress  in the years it runs (held every three years)*
  • Attendance at the AIST Trustee Director Course*
  • Allocation to a mentor as identified by the ACTU, AIST and IFM
  • Membership of AIST in the year of the scholarship

* Travel expenses, such as airfares and accommodation are included as part of the scholarship.


Applicant eligibility

All applicants must meet the following requirements.

  • Have an endorsement from a profit-to-member fund or a sponsoring organisation. 
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Application are also open to directors appointed in the last 2 years.

NB: All AIST staff and directors, ACTU Office Holders and IFM employees are ineligible to apply.


How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2019.

Register your interest for the 2020 scholarship by contacting AIST's Manager, People and Culture, Bessie Tripatzis on or call 03 8677 3800

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